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we should adhere to the basic state policy of a family winning response to changing and the size of china's total population. we should solve problems relating to size, health, structure, and geographical distribution of the population and promote long-term population developments. that will produce and protect the rights we should make changes in social management and improve the way government provide social services and strengthen the services at community levels and improve self governance by villages to ensure that people directly exercise their democratic rights in accordance with below by managing community level public affairs and running public-service programs. we should reform the management
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system for social organization and guide orderly development. we should establish a sound mechanism for safeguarding people's rights and interests, ofrove the integrated system mediation system by the people and traditional mediation. we should carry out reform of the handling of people's complaints about legal and litigation-related issues. should maintain open and regular channels for people to voice their complaints and court may people's interests and protect their rights and interests and improve the mechanism for major policy decisions forced the rigid social stability. the purpose of all this work is to preserve law and order and promote social harmony and stability. >> food is a prominent concern.
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we should reform and improve the mechanism for overseeing and supervising food and drug safety. we should require enterprises to have strict oversight and supervision. from production to consumption and establish a scientific and effective food and drug safety system. to better ensure for safety. we should strengthen the public safety system and improve workplace conditions to decrease accidents. we should tighten regulation of the market and strength in construction of government- subsidized housing. 22 firmly -- we need to invest in housing demand and improve the accountability system for
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federalizing housing prices and regulating the market. we should sustain steady and sounded development. we should continue to manage government subsidized housing so they are satisfied with housing. this year, we should complete the government subsidized housing units and construction of another 6.3 million units and renovate a dilapidated houses. science and technology play fundamental guiding and global role in the country's modernization drive. linney to give the people a sense of belonging.
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we should continue to give top priority to developing education. government expenditures and education already exceed $2 trillion yen. this number should continue to increase. we should use such funding to the satisfaction of the people. we need to give comprehensive education reform and address major issues of public concern. we should boost balanced development for education, accelerate development of vocational education and raise the code of education of all types and at all levels. we should make education more equitable and provide strong support for chinese development. we should give them reform of the management system for science and technology.
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we should integrate science and technology more closely and establish a technological innovation system that is based on enterprise is guided by the market. we should focus on priority areas of strategic importance that are vital to the overall chinese development and strengthen basic research in leading technologies. we should improve the mechanism for open and sharing scientific and technological research and the visible taxation, banking, and personnel policies that support science and technological development and application of these creates a fair and open environment for making innovations with scientists and technicians and keep them motivated and on lease the creativity of the whole society. we should effectively advanced
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developments of reform. we should include them in the system for evaluating the performance of government at all levels so as to promote all around cultural prosperity and development of the cultural sector. we want to develop cultural projects for the people and increase the system public cultural assistance. we should extensively carry out public activities and promote a comprehensive development in, competitive and recreational sports. we should improve education and public morality, professional ethics, family virtues, and the personal integrity. we should improve -- we should promote a credibility system to improve fitness and public
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integrity. and social conduct. fourth, stiffening reform and opening up political courage and vision -- reform and opening up our fundamental for what drives chinese development and programs. only by adhering to reform and opening up can we continue to plot our course. china has entered a crucial stage of reform and we must further is emancipate our minds. we must carry around all around economic, cultural, and social reforms. we must constantly stiffen them. [applause]
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we need to improve the market economy. we should consolidate and develop the public sector of the economy and encourage and support and guide the development of the non-public sector to foster a structured environment in which economic entities has equal access to production in accordance with the law and compete on a level playing field and enjoy equal legal protection. we should reform state industries and reform physical and taxation systems and it just relations between the central government and local government to rally financial resources and powers. we should improve the public finance system to institute a system of local taxation and establish a taxation system consistent with optimizing the
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economic structure. we should give reform of the financial system and increase the modern financial system so it supports development of the real economy. we should raise the competitiveness of banking and security and accelerate development the multilevel practical markets. we should carry out reforms to make interest rates and the rmb market based and gradually achieve compatibility under capital accounts. we should promote reform of the financial systems, carrying out price reforms and increasing rates -- the resource of products. >> the income distribution system is a basic system of vital importance for social development. and an important cornerstone of
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the socialist market economy. we have formulated deepening reform of the income distribution system. we now need to promptly formulate specific policies, ensure that institutions are established and policies are implemented. and narrow the income gap. so that a more equitable share is shared by all the people. [applause] we need to advance development of socialist democracy and socialist rule of law. we should insure that people occupied a principled position and make the people's democracy more expensive and insure that
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people enjoy extensive rights and freedoms prescribed by law and promote people's route -- well-rounded development. we should govern the country on the basis of the law and fully respect the authority of the constitution and laws which ensure that policy making and implementation function and that government bodies exercise their powers in accordance with statutory mandates and procedures. we should continue to transform government functions. we need a well structured and efficient and service-oriented government that as scientifically defined functions and that the people are satisfied with. we should improve the conduct of
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our work, maintain close ties with the people, advocate hard work and play and loving, practice thrift, oppose extravagance and waste and eliminate bureaucratic practices. we should uphold democratic oversight, legal oversight, and public opinion and improve the system of checks and oversights of the exercise of power to ensure that people exercise power and power is exercised in a transparent manner [applause] we should unwaveringly combat corruption, promote political integrity, encourage political institutions and ensure that officials are honest and government is clean and political affairs are handled with integrity.
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profound changes in domestic and external environment placed new and higher requirements on china in developing an open economy. we should adhere to the basic policy of opening up and implement a more pro-active opening up strategy. we should keep exports stable and expand imports. way to raise the policies of former term rather than increased volume and raise overall competitive advantages instead of relying only on cost and price advantages. we should make china's exports more competitive in terms of technology, brent, quality, and a service. we should simultaneously use foreign investment in china and make chinese investment overseas to support the chinese prices to go global to have a
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new phase in economic development. we should keep an opening up in different areas. all regions need their own distinctive features a drawing on each other's strengths and have a division of what works and cooperate with each other and continue to open up to those developed and developing countries and expand common interests with all other parties. fellow deputies, we should fully and faithfully implement policy on ethnic groups, adhere to and improve the system of regional and ethnic autonomy, and strengthen and develop socialist ethnic relations of the quality, unity, material assistance, and harmony. we should fully implement the party's basic policy on religion for a harmonious
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religious relations and gather religious figures and the believers actively involved in economic and social development. we should implement policy of the party and overseas chinese affairs and support overseas chinese as well as domestic chinese as relative and endorsing and participating in the chinese endeavors to achieve harmonization. we should accelerate or organization of national defence and the forces so as to strengthen china's defense abilities. we should uphold china's sovereign state, security, and territorial integrity and insure its peaceful development. [applause]
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we should adhere to the principles of one country and two systems -- the people of hong kong governing hong kong and the people of macao governing macao. we should maintain long-term prosperity of both regions. we should fully implement the important banking and calculating people across the states' relations and strengthen and deepen political, economic, cultural, and social foundation. we should accomplish the reunification of the motherland and the cause of working together with our compatriots in taiwan to achieve great rejuvenation of the chinese nation. [applause] we should continue to hold a
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banner of peace, cooperation, and mutual benefit and pursue peaceful development and adhere to our independent foreign policy of peace and promote durable peace and common prosperity in the world. fellow deputies, we have achieved remarkable progress on the part of socialism with chinese characteristics in the past. now we envision an even brighter future for our great country. the leadership of the party's central committee, let us unite as one and work hard to finish building a moderately prosperous society in all the facts and achieved a great rejuvenation of
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the chinese nation. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> error: makes opening remarks -- "road to the white house >> eric holder makes comments today at 9:30 a.m.. >> members of the recording industry are launching a system to inform consumers when they have downloaded or shared copyright to content. on capitol hill today, the congressional internet caucus will host an event examining whether internet users will comply with copyright restrictions. you can see the forum at noon eastern here on c-span. >> the united states patent and trademark office is one of the few federal agencies that actually is designated to exist
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in the constitution. patents and trademarks are a fairly modern invention. the first patents or royal grants given to inventors for monopolies on their inventions. they were popular in england and continental europe but the constitution takes it one step further. this is for useful inventions and, from the beginning, novelty was a key aspect of the patent office's role. you'll notice that every one of the models has a little tag with it. each of the tax is tied on by a piece of red ribbon. this little piece of red ribbon is one of these supposedly origination of the phrase "red tape" but this was originally red ribbon that each of these was tied on with and was not until the attack was tied on and
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a patent was approved that you would cut through all the red tape. originally patent models were required to show the operation of an item. each one of these models works and the way a full-scale version would work. >> this weekend, tour the national inventors hall of fame and museum sunday at 7:00 p.m. eastern on cspan 3. >> president obama nominated sdally jewel be the interior secretary. she appeared before the senate energy and natural resources committee on thursday. >> department of the interior has many challenges as have been expressed in the introductions but also many opportunities to address them. the decisions we make have the
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potential to shape our country for years to come. on energy, i have a commitment to the president's all of the above energy strategy. increasing our nation's production of both traditional and renewable sources of energy on our public lands, implementing innovative technologies and new frontiers onshore and offshore, to encourage safe and responsible development of our resources. i also understand it is important to bring certainty and clarity to industry. industry wants to know what the rules are and they want predictability as they make investments that will power our future. on conservation, observing our lands, waters, and wildlife define this as a people to help us make this place america the beautiful. there's a generation of children growing up with a disconnect from nature. the kaiser family foundation did a study that said children spend 53 hours per week in front of a
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screen of some sort and other studies say only 30 minutes per week and outside play. i know the department of interior has an important role to play along with neighborhood parks, perhaps leaning into the centennial of our national parks service which will occur in 2016 to ensure that our trails and parks are accessible and relevant to all people from all backgrounds. on climate change, the president has made it clear that climate change is an important issue for our nation. we have experienced storms, wildfires, drought, and floods and if confirmed, i will tap the vast resources of the department of the interior light the u.s. geological survey and others to understand and prepare for the impact of climate change. if confirmed as secretary of
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the interior, pledged to abide in a couple the principles of transparency and integrity that have defined me throughout my business career, to uphold our sacred, trust, and responsibilities to american indians and alaskan that eds, continuing the nation to nation relationship that has been important for us to maintain with indian country. i will support the unique needs of our into areas where they are in the pacific or the caribbean and commit to defined me througy business making wise decisions about the use and conservation of the resources with which we have been so blessed in this country of ours. >> you can see her entire testimony at her confirmation hearing on our website, c- >> i believe that the united states has many fantastic qualities. i do believe that maybe many
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people have the possibility of pulling themselves up by the bootstraps. i think every year that is less and less probable. but the united states, especially in foreign policy which is what i worked on for years and years, is not the great nation. it is an interface -- it is an aboutinterventionist and extrey aggressive militarily. we mess with other people's politics in ways that i cannot imagine americans tolerate in. imagine if some country invaded us to bring their system of government the way we did in iraq? can you imagine american sitting there and thinking that is okay? yet somehow we in this country have a mmyth. believe 99%, we create new enemies. >> self described as left of
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liberal, she made a career of being an advocate for world peace. more with jodie williams sunday night on " * &a." >> members of congress and tribal leaders and others joined president obama on the violence against women act. it was first approved in 1994 and it will expand programs that support victims of sexual and domestic and -- violence. vice president joe biden original sponsor the bill. this is 30 minutes. [no audio] >> ladies and gentlemen, to introduce the vice president of united states, please welcome diane millich. [applause]
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>> good afternoon. i am diane millich, and i am from the southern ute indian tribe in colorado. my non-indian husband moved into my house on the reservation. to my shock, days after my marriage he assaulted me. after years of abuse, more than 100 incidents of living in horrific terror, i left for good. during that year of marriage, i called the police many times. i called our police department, but the law prevented them from prosecuting my husband because he was a non-indian. the sheriff could not help me
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because i am a native woman and the beatings occurred on tribal reservation land. after one beating, my ex- husband called the police and sheriff's department himself, just to show me that no one could stop him. all the times that i called the police and nothing was done only made my ex-husband believe he was above the law and untouchable. my ex-husband told me he promised us until death do us part, so it was death. he arrived at my office armed with a gun. i'm alive today because a co- worker pushed me out of harm's way and took a bullet in his shoulder. for this crime, he was finally arrested. because he had never been arrested for any of the abuse against me, he was treated as a first-time offender. the state prosecutor reached a plea agreement of aggravated assault.
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if the bill being signed today were a law when i was married, it would have allowed the prosecution of my abuser. when this bill is signed, the violence against women act will finally reach native american women like me. [applause] [applause] we thank the president for all he has done for women everywhere, and we thank the vice president for his incredible leadership. he was the leader who wrote the original bill and was instrumental in this bill that reauthorizes and strengthens
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this important law. it is now my honor to introduce vice president joe biden. thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. thank you very much, diane. my view is that those in the audience who are survivors know how much courage it takes to do what diane did. every single time -- [applause] some people who do not know what she has just recounted happened, but every single time you stand and recount what happened, it brings it all back, it brings it all back like a very bad nightmare. that you are speaking out now
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is literally saving the lives of so many other women who will be able to avoid the abuse that you had to put up with. i want to thank all the advocates that are here today. i got a chance to meet in my office with some of you earlier. not only those on the stage, who i again had a chance to meet with, but the many women out in the audience, as i look out and see some familiar faces, like elly smeal -- and paulette from my home state and so many others. [applause] those who have been around a while with me know that i quote my father, who would say "the greatest sin that could be committed, the cardinal sin, was the abuse of power."
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and the ultimate abuse of power is for someone physically stronger and bigger to raise their hand and strike and beat someone else. in most cases, that tends to be a man striking woman, or a man and woman striking a child. that is the fundamental premise and the over-arching reason why john conyers and i and others started so many years ago to draft the legislation called the violence against women act. it passed 19 years ago and instituted a hotline where women could call for help. we did that hotline, and some said it will be useful, but i am not so sure how much it will be used. the truth of the matter is it has been used a lot and has saved a lot of lives. over 2 million women have had the courage, the courage to try to get out of earshot of their
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abuser, escape from the prison of their own home, to pick up that phone and call, call to a line that you have no idea on the other end who is going to answer and say, i am in trouble, can you help me? can you help me? i love those men who would say when we started this, why don't they just leave? if they had 1/3 the courage of those women, those 2 million women had, who picked up the phone and called, not knowing what to expect, it would be a whole lot better nation. we built a network of shelters that are immediately available to women in need because we found the vast majority of children who are homeless on the street -- and nancy knows this and others -- are there because their mothers were abused.
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imagine fleeing for your life with only the clothes on your back and your child in your arms. the shelter is their only lifeline, and it has worked. we all have specialized law enforcement units with trained prosecutors, the victim advocates, who understand the unique challenges because of all of you in the audience who are here today. we have been able to train judges and train intake officers so when the frightened woman shows up at the family court and says, i want to tell you -- speak up, will you -- well -- and they turn around and walk away because there's only a very brief window after a woman screws up the courage, the courage to ask for help.
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all these links of the chain has made a difference in the lives of women. it is one woman, one girl, one person at a time, one case at a time. you providers know that better than any. with all of law's success, there are still too many women in this country who live in fear of violence, who are still prisoners in their own home, too many victims who we have to mourn. we knew from the outset in 1994 that there was much more we could have done at the beginning if we were able to get the votes. but we did what was necessary and important, but we knew more had to be done to reduce domestic violence, domestic violence homicides, to provide new tools to protect native american women, to address the perplexity of dating violence against young women, and so much more.
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but because of the people on this stage and in this room, every time we reauthorized the violence against women act, we improved it. every single time we have improved it. [applause] and we did this again, first, we have given jurisdiction to travel courts over those who have abused women on reservations regardless of the status of their spouses. [applause] we are providing more resources in the states so they can be trained to collect evidence, particularly in prosecutions for rape. we have all focused on the tragic gun violence that has been in the news lately, but i want to put something out -- from 2009 to 2012, 40% of the mass shootings in america, other than the celebrated ones
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you have seen -- 40% -- four or more people have been shot, the target has been a former intimate partner or close family member. they go into the office. it is like that young man or woman who stood in front of you when your husband came with a loaded pistol, to shoot you. 40% were a consequence of domestic violence. we have created a strong anti- violence program. campuses will have more tools to educate students about sexual violence. [applause] when congress passed this law, they did not just renew a commitment to protect our mothers, daughters, sisters, they strengthened it, and i want to thank them. i hope i do not leave out anybody, but i want to start out with pat leahy, who chairs the
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committee. [applause] and mike crapo. mike, this would not happen if you have not stepped up. [applause] lisa murkowski, who is not here, but my friend who i do not want to get in trouble, senator collins. seriously, it was republicans coming and standing up and saying this has to be done in the senate, so we owe you. we owe you big. [applause] and by the way, if you ever want a partner to get anything done, call nancy pelosi. [laughter] [applause] and steny hoyer and congressman moore, and i hope i do not leave anybody out, but my old
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buddy john conyers. [applause] i am sure i am leaving someone out, for which i apologize, but we have a lot more to do, but we will continue to make progress, and one of the reasons we will continue to make progress is we will have for 3 more years the president of the united states, my friend barack obama. [applause] [applause] thank you. [cheers] [applause] >> thank you.
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thank you, everybody. thank you. please, everybody, have a seat. have a seat. i want to thank all of you for being here. i want to thank secretary salazar, my great friend, for letting us into the building. [laughter] make sure everybody picks up their stray soda cans and stuff. i want to thank attorney general holder for joining us. he is doing a great job. [applause] we usually host these bill- signings over at the white house, but there were just too many of you who helped to make this happen. [applause] and you all deserve to be a part of this moment. i want to thank everybody on this stage. joe just mentioned the extra work that each and every one of these leaders of both advocates
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as well as legislators -- >> and i left out congressman tom cole. >> there you go. let's give tom some applause. [applause] but everybody on this stage worked extraordinarily hard, most of all, though, this is your day, the day of the advocates, the day of the survivors. this is your victory. >> i love you! >> i love you back. [applause] and this victory shows that when the american people make their voices heard, washington listens. [applause] so i want to join joe in thanking all the members of congress from both parties who came together to push this bill across the finish line. a lot to say a special thanks to pat leahy and mike crapo.
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thank you, guys, for your leadership. [applause] and i want to give much love to gwen moore who worked so hard on this. [applause] and i also want to take a minute before i begin to thank the senators who just a few hours ago took another big step toward sensible gun safety reforms by advancing the federal gun trafficking bill. [applause] that's real progress. the senate judiciary committee sent legislation to the senate floor that would crack down on folks who buy guns only to turn around and funnel them to dangerous criminals. it is a bill in honor of hidea pendleton, who was murdered in chicago earlier this year. she marched in the inauguration parade and a few weeks later was gunned down about a mile
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away from my house. i urge the senate to get that bill a vote. i urge the house to follow suit, and i urge congress to move on other areas that have support of the american people, because we need to stop the flow of illegal guns to criminals, and hidea's and many other families really do deserve a vote. finally, i want to thank joe biden for being such an outstanding vice president. [applause] that is right, you can stand for joe. stand for joe. give it up for joe biden. [cheers and applause] joe is a hard-working vice president. he said i do not want to just
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be sitting around. i said, i promise you, i will not let you just be sitting around. he has played a key role in forging the gun-safety reforms by working with survivors of gun violence and their families. he forged the violence against women act 20 years ago, never forgetting who it was about. [applause] so on behalf of all you here and all that you who have had a positive impact to the violence against women act, the survivors who are alive today because of this law, the women who are no longer hiding in fear because of this law, the girls who are growing up aware of their right to be free from abuse because of this law, on behalf of them and all their families, i want to thank joe biden for making this one of the causes of his career. [applause]
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as joe said earlier, we have come a long way. back when joe wrote this law, domestic abuse was too often seen as a private matter, best hidden behind closed doors. victims too often remained silent or felt they had to live in shame that somehow they had done something wrong. even when they went to the hospital or the police station, too often they went back home without any real intervention or support. they felt trapped, isolated, and as a result, domestic violence too often ended in greater tragedy. one of the great legacies of this law is that it did not just change the rules, it changed our culture, and helped people to start speaking out, it made it ok for us as a society to talk about domestic abuse and
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made it possible for us as a country to address the problem in a real and meaningful way. it made clear to victims that they were not alone, that they always had a place to go, and they always had people on their side. and today because of members of both parties worked together, we are able to renew that commitment. reauthorizing the violence against women act is something i called for in my state of the union address, and when i see how quick it got done, i am feeling -- [laughter] [applause] it makes me feel optimistic. [applause] because of this bill, we will keep in place all the protections and services, and as we said, we will expand them to cover more women, because this is a country where everybody should be able to
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pursue their own measure of happiness and live their lives free from fear, no matter who you are, no matter who you love. that has got to be our priority. that is what it is about. [applause] today is about millions of women, the victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. they are out there right now looking for a lifeline, looking for support. because of this bill they will continue to have access to all the services that were first established 19 years ago, the national hotline, a network of shelters, protection orders that carried across state lines, and because of this bill, we are expanding housing assistance so no woman has to choose between a violent home and no home at all. that is what today is all about. [applause] today is about all the law-
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enforcement officials like police chief jim johnson. [applause] they are the first to respond when a victim calls for help. because of this bill, we are continuing all the training and support that bridges the gaps in the actual enforcement of law so we can actually bring more offenders to justice. and we are giving our law- enforcement better tools to investigate cases of rape, which remained a consistently underreported crime in our country. helping police officers deliver on the most important part of their job, preventing harm and saving lives -- that is what today is all about. today is about women like diane. i am so grateful that diane shared her story. tragically, it is a common story.
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that takes great courage. [applause] i know we have tribal leaders here today, and i want to thank you all for fighting so hard on behalf of poor people to make this bill a reality. [applause] indian country has some of the highest rates of domestic abuse in america, and one of the reasons is when native american women are abused on tribal lands by an attacker who is non- native american, the attacker is immune from prosecution. as soon as i sign this bill, that ends. that ends. [cheers] that ends. [applause]
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tribal governments have an inherent right to protect their people, and all women deserve the right to live from fear, and that is what today is all about. [applause] today is about all the americans who face discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [applause] i want to thank sharon who is here -- where did she go? [applause] the work she is doing, great work she is doing with the anti-violence project, but sharon and all the other advocates who are focused on this community, they cannot do it alone, and now they do not have to. that is what today is all about. that is what today is all about. [applause] today is about women who come to rosie hidalgo for support,
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immigrants who are victims of domestic abuse. [applause] imagine that for so many, if your immigration status is tied to a husband who beats you or abuses you, if you are an undocumented immigrant, you may feel there's too much to lose by coming forward. the violence against women act already had protections for the victims to call police without fear of deportations, and those protections saved lives, and because we fought hard to keep them in place, they remain a lifeline for some many women. that is part of what today is all about. [applause] a person who was brought into
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the sex trade by a neighbor when she was 12 years old. she was rescued with the help of an organization led by trafficking survivors. today she has enrolled in college, is helping at-risk girls stay out of the sex trade. i could not be more proud of her. [applause] so proud. [applause] with this bill we have reauthorized the trafficking victims protection act. that is what today is all about. [applause] today is about all the survivors and all the advocates who are standing on this stage.
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it is also about the millions more they represent, that you represent. it is about our commitment as a country to redress this problem, in every corner of america, every community, every town, every big city, as long as it takes, and we have seen incredible progress since 1994, but we cannot let up, not when domestic violence still kills three women today, not when one in five women will be a victim of rape in their lifetime, not when one in three women is abused by a partner. i promise you, not just as the president, but as a son and husband and father, we're going to keep at this. i know vice president biden is going to keep at it. keep at it for as long as it takes. and i know that all the advocates up here, all the legislators, republican and democrat, who have supported this, i know they could not be
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prouder of the work that they have done together, and i think i speak for all of them when we say we could not have done it without you. so with that, let me sign this bill. [cheers] [applause] a bunch of pens. a bunch of pens. when you are dealing with one letter a time -- [indiscernible] [indiscernible] what was that? [indiscernible]
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> february 1 was the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle columbia explosion that killed all seven crew members as the shuttle was re-entering the earth's atmosphere after a two- week long mission. at george washington university today, there is a daylong conference on the lessons learned from the disaster with nasa officials who investigated
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the explosion. you can see it live at 9:00 a.m. eastern on cspan 3. >> attorney general eric holder makes opening remarks this morning at a consumer protection summit hosted by the justice department's financial fraud enforcement task force established to coordinate an effort against crime. you can see a live it 9:30 eastern on c-span 2. >> abigail sledders have been in print and she has been read since 1840 when her grandson first published in addition of her letters which went through four editions in the 1840's. she was a best seller for the 19th century. people knew her. she has always been famous. >> conversations with historians about abigail adams is available on our website
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ladies. >> and next, "washington journal." at 10:00, a former expert on health care law. at noon, the congressional internet caucus advisory committee examines copyright compliance. later at 3:00 p.m., secretary of state john kerry and first lady michelle obama attend the state department women of courage award. coming up in 45 minutes, a discussion about the newest sanctions against north korea. at 8:30 eastern, the public trustee for social security and medicare will be here to talk about the expansion of the medicaid program under the health care law and the impact on states. at 9:15, a look at the u.s. census report examining the commuting habits of americans.
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